Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach

Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach
How I'd spend every day if I weren't redecorating, cooking, sewing and blogging!

Monday, March 19, 2012

My Kitchen - A Work in Progress

My kitchen is a work in progress.  But aren't our houses a work in progress the entire time we live in them?  Then we move to another house and start working on it and we only stop when we sell it and move away.  At least that's the way it works for me.  Three of my houses have been new when I moved in, but I still found plenty of projects even in a new home.

Our current home, I refer to as our 'new old' home is over 25 years old and had been updated a little before we moved in. But it needed a lot more updates and after 5 years of projects - it still needs lots of updates.

Our kitchen like the rest of our house may forever be a work in progress.

Before we moved in it looked like this

and like this

This is, by far, not the ugliest kitchen I've ever seen, but there's a WHOLE LOT OF room for improvement here, in my opinion.

Projects completed

Got rid of that wallpaper - textured, painted, and glazed the walls!!!
Got rid of that wallpaper - installed tile on the backsplash
Installed a new faucet
Installed a new dishwasher
Replaced the trash compactor with a wine cooler  Check it out here
Painted the pantry and laundry room doors with chalkboard paint
Removed the ceiling fan, installed a chandelier Check it out here
Added window treatments

At the moment it looks like this

And this

And this

Click to read about the chandelier makeover

Projects in the future

Paint the island and the trim at the top of the cabinets
Install glass in the upper cabinet doors
Add handles to cabinets and drawers
New tile on the floor
Remove the popcorn from the ceiling
And I'm sure I'll find something additional that just hasn't occurred to me yet.......

As you can see I've saved some of the most expensive items for last, but it's improving.  I'm not planning to leave anytime soon, so there's always tomorrow for the next project, or next month, or next year.

Also been working on my dining room, check out that makeover here.

Check out more kitchens today at Thrifty Decor Chick and see some great Before and After Projects at Between Naps on the Porch.

Much Love and Laughter, 




Debbie said...

I love the progress you've made in your kitchen! You have done better than I. We're on the same sllllow course which started with (finally) removing the wallpaper.

Every choice you made so far is wonderful. I love the chandelier. I am following you now so I can see what you do next. Hope to be inspired.

Laura Sanders said...

Thanks, Debbie. I hope you find some inspiration, there's plenty out there. I look around at what other bloggers are doing and think mine is pretty lame sometimes - in spite of those sore muscles and exhaustion! But it is Home Sweet Home and so much of it is done with our blood, sweat, and tears that we better like.